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砂 means 'sand'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1059   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-13    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 47    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 80 words   Used in 146 words   Used in 1772 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サ   シャ
Kun
   すな sand
Name    いさ   ご
⿰   stone   few  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 砂 is used 10 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 砂 is used 133 times, read 3 ways (with 5 variations).
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サ : 59 words FIND ALL
2
noun
sugar
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シャ : 15 words FIND ALL
1
noun
sediment; earth and sand
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サ (read as ざ) : 10 words FIND ALL
3
noun
brown sugar
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シャ (read as じゃ) : 4 words FIND ALL
0
1. gravel; ballast; pebbles
2. child; rugrat; ankle-biter  (colloquialism; this meaning is restricted to reading じゃり)
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すな : 37 words FIND ALL
0
noun
1. sand; grit
2. gold dust; silver dust
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すな (read as ずな) : 4 words FIND ALL
0
noun
cat litter; kitty litter
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いさ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
sand path; sand road
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ご: 3 words. FIND ALL
0
noun
sand
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Henshall: 879 (originally: 869)  Joy o' Kanji : 869  Key to Kanji: 362 

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サ   シャ   すな sand   
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ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
セキ   シャク   コク   いし stone   
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whereupon one
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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